Mantra and Meditation

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Mananat trayete iti Mantrah

Mantra is an exact science.

By the constant thinking of Mantra, one is protected and released from the round of births and deaths.  A Mantra is so-called because it is achieved by the mental process.  The root « man »in the word Mantra comes from the first syllable of that word meaning « to think » and « tra » from « trai » meaning « to protect or free » from the bondage of the phenomenal world.  A Mantra generates the creative force and bestows eternal bliss.  A Mantra when constantly repeated awakens the consciousness.

Swami Sivananda Japa Yoga

Mantra is a mystical energy encased in sound structure.  Every Mantra contains within its vibrations a certain power. Upon concentration and repetition of a given Mantra, its energy is elicited and takes form.  Japa, or Mantra Yoga, is that practice by which the power contained within Mantra is applied for specific purposes.

Each Mantra is constructed from a combination of sounds derived from the fifty letters of the Sanskrit alphabet.  Sanskrit is also known as Devanagari, or language of the gods.  The ancient sages, who were attuned to higher levels of consciousness, were well aware of the inherent power contained in sound, and they utilised combinations of sound to set up specific vibrations.  These vibrations applied systematically could literally move mountains.  In fact, one theory on the building of the pyramids suggests that it was the highly developed science of manipulating sound vibrations that enabled the early Egyptians to sculpt and move stones of such enormous proportions..

Whether such feats can be attributed to the control of sound is a question modern science has not yet covered……..

Gayaytri Mantra

 

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